Planning and delivering transport infrastructure projects that support both regional development and community wellbeing is a key challenge for policy makers and regulators.
JTA has worked with many government agencies to ensure greater industry and community participation in significant transport planning initiatives.
We deliver a range of services to inform and support the development of major road projects in mainland Australian states.
JTA was the independent facilitator of five community liaison groups, on behalf of Thiess John Holland, for the construction phase of the Airport Link and Northern Busway projects.
Airport Link is a 6.7km mainly underground toll road, linking Brisbane city to the northern suburbs and domestic and international airport precincts. The Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron) expanded the northside bus network and reduced traffic congestion.
Our facilitators worked with community liaison groups in Bowen Hills, Kedron, Toombul, Lutwyche and Wooloowin to monitor and track issues, concerns and actions.
NSW Ministry of Transport
In 2010, on behalf of the New South Wales Ministry of Transport, JTA undertook targeted consultation with key stakeholders in the transport and logistics (T&L) industry regarding the establishment of a state T&L workforce advisory group to identify key workforce planning and skills issues in the industry sector.
JTA gathered data on the industry's view on the value of such a group, the issues facing industry generally (and workforce issues in particular) and solutions that may be appropriate to address the challenges.
JTA delivered stakeholder management services and a comprehensive communication program across parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria for AusLink's East Coast Corridor strategic planning.
Working for the then Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services, JTA provided a strategic coordination role in relation to the communication and consultation activities of project teams working on seven land transport corridors across Australia's east coast.
Brisbane Urban Corridor
JTA delivered a best practice, highly innovative, community consultation program for state and federal road/transport agencies searching for practical solutions to road and traffic problems in a key growth corridor of Brisbane.
Working on behalf of the then Queensland Department of Main Roads and Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services, JTA guided a consortium comprising council town planners, consulting engineers, government and social planning specialists. Our strategy saw technical experts working in partnership with residents and other key stakeholders to elicit preferred solutions from the community while simultaneously neutralising the corridor as a politically-charged issue for the 22 elected representatives in the corridor.